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The Papuan language Nungon is spoken in four villages of the Uruwa River valley, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea, each with its own dialect. Only the Kotet village dialect has a system of birth-order terms, which form a nominal subclass. The Kotet birth-order terms are formally similar to...
This article analyzes patterns of lexical borrowing in the Algonquian languages of the Southern Great Lakes region (Miami-Illinois, Sauk-Fox-Kickapoo, Shawnee, and Potawatomi), which have been in contact for centuries. Such an investigation not only helps distinguish which features of the...
This article provides a description of the main phonological and morphosyntactic features that characterize ideophones in Japhug (Rgyalrong, Sino-Tibetan). Ideophones are among the few words that can occur postverbally, even in relative clauses. Also discussed are the morphological patterns of...
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